|Nancarrow Player Piano - Conlon Nancarrow|
Player Piano in Amsterdam doing a work by Conlon Nancarrow
Keywords: Conlon Nancarrow; pianola; Amsterdam
|An Interview with Conlon Nancarrow|
In April of 1977 Charles Amirkhanian journeyed to Mexico City to talk with composer Conlon Nancarrow, who had settled there after a self-imposed exile from the United States, following the harassment he experienced over his involvement with the Communist Party, and his fighting in the Spanish Civil War. The two discussed the mechanics of composing for the player piano, a process of manually punching literally thousands of holes in long rolls of paper...
Keywords: Interview; New Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|Morning Concert with Conlon Nancarrow, 1991|
Morning Concert host Charles Amirkhanian interviews Conlon Nancarrow by telephone from his home in Mexico City. The two composers reminisce about time spent together in Mexico, and movements in Mexican politics. Nancarrow shares how he discovered Indian classical music. Amirkhanian remarks on the innovations, technical details, and challenging performance aspects of Nancarrow’s work. The program features brief excerpts from "Piece No...
Keywords: interviews; Conlon Nancarrow; player piano studies; KPFA Morning Concert series; New Music
|Morning Concert: Conlon Nancarrow’s 80th Birthday|
Composer Conlon Nancarrow was born on October 27, 1912 in Texaskana, Arkansas and has lived in Mexico City since 1940. Richard Friedman speaks with him by telephone about his career, and introduces recent recordings of Nancarrow’s player piano music as well as works for live performers. Friedman also talks to Gordon Mumma who describes the early career of Nancarrow during which his music was largely unappreciated until Henry Cowell and John Cage took an interest in the composer’s studies for...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; New Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|Speaking of Music: Conlon Nancarrow|
Recorded on February 2, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Conlon Nancarrow before a live audience. After playing a short documentary on the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the composer about his music written for the player piano.
Keywords: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium; Interview and Music; Mechanical Music; New Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|New Music America 1981: Tapes of Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow|
The second Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was devoted to the music of Conlon Nancarrow, who specialized in composing for the player piano. However unlike the ragtime player piano music that many people are familiar with, Nancarrow’s works are distinguished by their immense mathematical complexity and remarkable speed. In some ways they are not unlike a Bach fugue or canon played at speeds that were impossible to imagine before the advent of the computer...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Mechanical Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|Ode to Gravity: Conlon Nancarrow, Studies for Player Piano|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces recent compositions by this American composer, who since 1947 developed a unique body of complex pieces, all for player piano. Nancarrow was able to punch carefully calculated holes in player piano rolls and make the instrument perform inhumanly difficult figures. His concerns with rhythm and sonority are more advanced than almost any in the world, yet his music makes an immediate impression even to those who don’t normally like avant-garde music...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Mechanical Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|Wavelength 2006-08-27 - William English www.williamenglish.com|
Aram Saroyan, Chris Burden, Wild Man Fischer, Muslimgauze, Buckethead, Peterson, Yoko Ono, Augusto de Campos, Handsome Family, Henry Flynt, John Wynne, Conlon Nancarrow, Moondog, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brotzmann, Rodney Graham.
Keywords: Aram Saroyan; Chris Burden; Wild Man Fischer; Muslimgauze; Buckethead; Peterson; Yoko Ono; Augusto de Campos; Handsome Family; Henry Flynt; John Wynne; Conlon Nancarrow; Moondog; Wolfgang Fuchs; Peter Brotzmann; Rodney Graham
|Nancarrow Rant - Michael Tencer|
Michael Tencer gives Ben Watson a talking to after Ben's most recent radio show (Late Lunch with Out to Lunch, 27-i-2010, 'The Day My Tape Recorder Died'). Originally a furious email response, this recording now exist at Ben's masochistic request. Please note, the 'hunkahunka burnin' love crap' refers to late period Elvis, a dodgy batch of pacemaker rhythms & overweight hunk posing at the best of times, tho particularly upsetting when played next to a pronouncement of skepticism over Conlon Nanc...
Keywords: Conlon Nancarrow; Michael Tencer; Ben Watson; Out to Lunch; Esemplasm; Late Lunch; Fat Elvis; RZA; bionic funky clock; Boulez; Varese; Bugallo-Williams Duo; Wergo; Burroughs; Trotsky; knockwurt; bockwurst; Terry Eagleton; N.G. Don't work
|Raworth Deserves Better Than Brotzmann 29-xi-2009 - Ben Watson|
Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com) with spoken word from Tom Raworth - his No Hard Feelings (Corbett Vs Dempsey) with Peter Brotzmann's contributions replaced by better musical interludes, plus some Captain Beefheart.
Keywords: Audio Esemplasm; Ben Watson; Late Lunch With Out To Lunch; Resonance; Frank Zappa; Lol Coxhill; Simon Fell; Kenny Process Team; Pleasure-Drenching Improvers; Marie-Angelique Bueler; Stuart Calton; Conlon Nancarrow
|pmb177_happy_machines_2014_05_18_03 - Project Moonbase|
Things go all electro-mechanical on this week's show dear listener with music made by dot matrix printers, floppy disk drives, a jazzolian, an enormous music box, a player piano a polyphon, an orchestrion and a trio of robots to mention but a few.We also have a track from a great new compilation of electronic library music from the Standard library music label, lovingly curated by Public Information records.You can find more information about Project Moonbase at:http://www.projectmoonbase.com/Th...
Keywords: project moonbase; retro; futuristic; retro-futuristic; podcast; mididesaster; 1030; mrsolidsnake745; sammyiam; james houston; julian corrie; reginald j. lewis; 1905 mira 18 1/2 inch concert grand console music box; jazzolian; bent bolt; conlon nancarrow; keith harding; squarepusher; z-machines
|Exchange Inertia Crumble 28-iv-2010 - Ben Watson|
Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com) with OTL on Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang and Joop Visser; on ridding listening of the fetish of genre (revealed as a marketing device); and reading a new poem "Sin crate within letter pot" plus Marc Guillermont's "55s Burnt Pop Corn"; Conlon Nancarrow; Frank Zappa's Damp Ankles; Captain Beefheart; Derek Bailey's Mirakle and in duo with Simon Fell; Jimmy Shirley's...
Keywords: Audio Esemplasm; Ben Watson; Late Lunch With Out To Lunch; Resonance; Sin crate within letter pot; Marc Guillermont; 55s Burnt Pop Corn; Virtualist; Conlon Nancarrow; Frank Zappa; Damp Ankles; Jazz from Hell; Captain Beefheart; Pachuco Cadaver; Trout Mask Replica; Derek Bailey; Jamaaladeen Tacuma; Calvin Weston; Mirakle; Sound 323; Simon Fell; Jimmy Shirley
|PMB091 Mexican Moon Dance: Keith Mansfield, Percy Faith, Perry London, Esquivel, Pepe Jaramillo, El Vez, Ferrante and Teicher, Jean-Jacques Perrey, The Mexicali Brass, Gil Slote and the Children of New York PS63, Conlon Nancarrow, Florence Foster Jenkins (12/08/2012) - Project Moonbase|
We play a lot of Mexican music on the show but we've been thinking for a while that it was about time we tried to sort out the fake (mainly German) Mexicans from the real thing. So on this week's show you'll hear music which is equal parts sauerkraut and sombrero with tunes from Keith Mansfield, Percy Faith, Esquivel, Pepe Jaramillo, Jean-Jacques Perrey, The Mexicali Brass, Conlon Nancarrow and Florence Foster Jenkins amongst others...
Keywords: project moonbase; retro; futuristic; retro-futuristic; podcast; keith mansfield; percy faith; perry london; esquivel; pepe jaramillo; el vez; ferrante and teicher; jean-jacques perrey; the mexicali brass; gil slote and the children of new york ps63; conlon nancarrow; florence foster jenkins
|Truth Is Strenuous 3-ii-2010 - Ben Watson|
Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com) with OTL on Sun Ra's The Shadow Of Tomorrow, the poem on Angels and Demons At Play (ABC/Impulse!, 1974) and Pieter Vanderbeck the 60s video artist plus Sun Ra's Music From The World Tomorrow; Malcolm McLaren's You Need Hands; Slick 'n the Family Brick; Sex Pistols with Ronnie Biggs; Frank Zappa's San Ber'dino and Jazz From Hell; Michael Tencer on Conlon Nancarrow;...
Keywords: Audio Esemplasm; Ben Watson; Late Lunch With Out To Lunch; Resonance FM; Sun Ra; The Shadow Of Tomorrow; Angels and Demons At Play; Pieter Vanderbeck; Music From The World Tomorrow; Malcolm McLaren; You Need Hands; Slick 'n the Family Brick; Don't Trust a Woman; Swamp Dogg; Sex Pistols; The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle; Ronnie Biggs; Frank Zappa; San Ber'dino; Jazz From Hell; Michael Tencer; Conlon Nancarrow; Johnny Guitar Watson; Listen
|Midiosyncrasy - Ken Clinger & Charles Rice Goff III|
Midiosyncrasy by Ken Clinger & Charles Rice Goff III 1 Stardusters 2 Laundry 3 Gujaret 4 Stolen Personalities 5 Tag 6 Twenty-Four Hour Toll Road 7 Temple Dream 8 Consumers At The Sale 9 Sprites odd-numbered pieces mixed by Clinger even-numbered pieces mixed by Goff A video produced by Goff, entitled: "Aquarelles," containing the entire composition: "Stolen Personalities," is included in this archive...
Keywords: Taped Rugs Productions; Bovine Productions; Ken Clinger; Charles Rice Goff III; C. Goff III; cassette culture; home recording; experimental; avant garde; sound sculpture; midi; electronic; 21st Century; modern classical; synthesizer; for fans of Steve Reich; for fans of John Cage; for fans of Frank Zappa; for fans of Mills College; for fans of Source Music Of The Avant Garde; for fans of Conlon Nancarrow
|The Dogg In Himself 10-iii-2010 - Ben Watson|
Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com), a salute to Swamp Dogg and his new CD on S-Curve "Give 'Em As Little As You Can ... As Often As You Have To ... Or ... A Tribute To Rock'n'Roll" with OTL on his personal relationship with the Dogg, one that started with finding a secondhand copy of Total Destruction To Your Mind (Canyon, 1970) and being amazed that someone should rip off Zappa's sleevenotes to Fr...
Keywords: Audio Esemplasm; Ben Watson; Late Lunch With Out To Lunch; Resonance; Swamp Dogg; Jerry Williams; Jr; Steve Greenberg; S-Curve; Frank VanHoorn; Give 'Em As Little As You Can ... As Often As You Have To ... Or ... A Tribute To Rock'n'Roll; No Commercial Potential; Frank Zappa; Total Destruction To Your Mind; Conlon Nancarrow; Ensemble Modern; Yvar Mikhashoff; Sly'n'Robbie; Shinehead; Bill Laswell; Bootsy Collins; Boops
|The Day My Tape Recorder Died 27-i-2010 - Ben Watson|
Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com) with OTL on sped-up versions of reality issued forth by his dying tape recorder, with an excerpt from 1-2-3-4, OTL's punk opus from 1979, Elvis Presley's "Burning Love", Frank Zappa's "Speed Freak Boogie" and an entire Late Lunch broadcast ("OTL's Crackle Critique" 11-vi-2003) at five times its natural speed with Billy Bang, Eugene Chadbourne, Michael Garrick, Mil...
Keywords: Audio Esemplasm; Ben Watson; Late Lunch With Out To Lunch; Resonance; 1-2-3-4; Elvis Presley; Burning Love; Speed Freak Boogie; OTL's Crackle Critique 11-vi-2003 at five times its natural speed; Billy Bang; Eugene Chadbourne; Michael Garrick; Miles Davis; John Lee Hooker; The Hot Spot; Jean-Luc Ponty; Idiot Bastard Son; Canard Du Jour; Kaiser Rolls; FZ:OZ; Paul Minotto; A Day At The Mall; Prime-Time Sublime; Conlon Nancarrow
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|Digital Interfacial Expressions - Taped Rugs Productions|
Digital Interfacial Expressions by Taped Rugs Productions 1 Two Ton Mint 2 August Eighth 3 Lush 4 Strum 5 Turning The Boat Around 6 Gasoline & Gravy 7 Mikles 8 August Nineteenth 9 Miracle 10 Buzz Six 11 Distance 12 Fodder 13 How To Cut Kabocha 14 Pianos Envy 15 Hyway Hypnosis 16 Flight Of The Dresses 17 Zippotetti Machetti 18 Page One 19 Page Two 20 Page Three 21 No Complicated Pockets "Digital Interfacial Expressions" is a compilation of notated compositions produced through midi (Musical Instr...
Keywords: Taped Rugs Productions; midi; notation; Charles Rice Goff III; C. Goff III; Stuart Sands; Eric Matchett; Killr Mark Kaswan; Mike Adams; Mikadams; Robert Silverman; Buzzsaw; Justynn Tyme; Dada Yow; Lawrence; Kansas; Oakland; California; Computer Music; Herd Of The Ether Space; Disism; Turkey Makes Me Sleepy; 21st Century; 20th Century; Classical; Electronic; Experimental; Dada; Dadaism; Synthesizer; for fans of John Cage; for fans of The Residents; for fans of Conlon Nancarrow; for fans of Steve Reich; for fans of Laurie Anderson; Mills College